Denver radio talk show co-host Chuck Bonniwell is out of a job.
That’s because yesterday, on KNUS, Bonniwell and his co-host and wife, Julia Hagen, were talking about the never-ending media coverage of the impeachment process against the least-qualified man ever to sit in the Oval Office.
Bonniwell was complaining about the “monotony” of the impeachment hearings, so he said that to break up the monotony, “You know, you wish for a nice school shooting to interrupt the (monotony).”
The Chuck and Julie show was immediately cancelled (https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/19/us/denver-radio-school-shooting-impeachment-trnd/index.html).
So our chief investigative reporter, associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman, went to see the NRA’s top gun, Wayne LaPierre.
“It’s an outrage, Susanna! All the guy was doing was trying to make a joke.”
“But Wayne, Colorado had Columbine, and it had the Aurora Movie Theatre massacre, and it had the STEM school shooting!”
“Don’t make no difference, Susanna. Everybody in the land of the free and the home of the brave needs an assaault rife. That I know, ‘cause the wonderful men who make assault weapons pay my salary.”
LaPierre told Sherman that he’ll announce tomorrow that Bonniwell will join the NRA as its Chief Communicator.
Elsewhere, in the December 7 issue of Colorado Politics, Rachael Wright’s column, “A Look Back,” tells us that 55 years ago, State Senator-elect Vincent Massari, a Democrat, told The Colorado Democrat that he was in possession of letters that proved that Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign had received direct aid from Italy.
“Just a few days before the  election, I received two letters from Italy,” Massari said.
Massari said that the letters were written in Italian and English and encouraged Italian Americans to support Goldwater. They were addresed to the Columbian Federation of Italian-American Societies, of which Massari was president. There was no reutrn address on the envelope.
But Goldwater lost the election to LBJ, as he should have, because he was a Republican.